Illinois Renewable Energy Association offers fall classes

Staff Report

OREGON, Ill. — The Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA) will be offering classes this fall that will focus on renewable energy. They will be offered at the IREA headquarters and both Rock Valley and Illinois Valley community colleges.

To register for the class at IREA headquarters, e-mail Advanced registration is essential.

Oregon, Ill.: “Small Wind Generators for Homeowners,” offered Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include lecture, discussion, and hands-on experiences. Class members will take down, disassemble and reassemble a wind generator that has produced power since spring, 2005. This class will be held at 1230 E. Honey Creek Road, Oregon, Ill. Donations to IREA (a nonprofit organization) are $20 for IREA members and $40 for nonmembers, which includes membership. Advanced registration is essential.

Rockford and Oglesby: Classes will also be offered by Rock Valley College, Rockford, and Illinois Valley College, Oglesby. Register online or phone (815) 921-3900 for Rock Valley or (815) 224-0490 for Illinois Valley.

Rock Valley classes include “Basics of Solar Electricity” (Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.).

Illinois Valley classes include “Small Wind Generators for Homeowners” “Basics of Solar Electricity” (Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.).

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From the Oct. 16-22, 2013, issue

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